You’re Ugly Too In the Lorrie Moore short story “You’re Ugly Too” the main character, Zoe Hendricks struggles with a cynical attitude about life. Zoe Hendricks, lives in the mid-west, teaches at a small liberal arts college and is misunderstood by both her students and fellow faculty. Zoe’s eccentric behavior such as singing aloud to her students or skipping down the hallway leads to loneliness and depression. The only happiness in Zoe life is the occasional visits to her sister in New York. Zoe employs sarcasm, humor, and irony as a defense in handling the emotional havoc in her life.
Sometimes the end is tragic and awful. I think that Zoe is aware of this, and this is one of the reasons that she loves jokes so much. They are predictable and safe, much like her life turned out to be. Jokes are sometimes disappointing, which is how Zoe feels about her current
Since Wilde and his audience share the same values, he is trying to show he has the same disappointment as the reader would when reading the piece. The air of superiority Wilde emits is also something he would wish to share with his audience, given that they no longer see America is a land of adventure, but as a land of reality and
This story in particular reminds me of the horror movies of today and I loved how the tone of the story is somewhat calm with a dash of wondering if the knocking on the wall is just a branch or something more sinister. I love the way that Zoe describes her characters. I can practically see Laura as she is described, her “brown hair messily sprawled across her pillow” and her “oversized t-shirt that was almost large enough to be a nightgown”. I love the description as a whole in this story, and I feel like it is brought most to life through the actions and words of the characters. She mentions how Laura is a light sleeper, causing you to wonder why she isn 't waking up throughout all of the noises and David getting into bed.
In the novella of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Stevenson uses the backdrop of utter darkness and fog in almost every scene to allude to the uncertainty, compulsiveness, and hidden mysterious that are in every aspect of human nature, demonstrated through the complex character that is Mr Hyde. The evilness that Stevenson believed every human possessed was thoroughly exemplified through Hydes actions in the story whether the reader noticed it or not. Symbolized through setting, the complete darkness was the uncertainty of Hydes physical appearance to who ever he encountered. Although his victims could feel his brutal cruelness through the vibe let out through those certain characters opposing senses besides sight. Fog was the uncertainty that goes
They are torn between these choices because they come from a religious family, in which abortion is unethical and immoral. Thus, the couple is stuck in a battle between right and wrong as well as good and evil. As the story proceeds, one will notice that Wallace uses a third person point of view to depict his character, Lane Dean, in order to let readers gain a better understanding of the character’s struggles, feelings, and thoughts. The usage of third person point of view in Wallace’s essay helps readers to learn Lane Dean’s struggles. At the beginning of the story, Wallace shows that Lane and his girlfriend, Sheri Fisher are sitting on a picnic table at a park.
If she was discriminated against in one of the activities she took part in, she moved right on to the next one and tried equally as hard to be recognized for the talent she has. Because of growing up observing her mother go through all of the troubles she experienced in Manzanar and how she got over them with dignity, Jeanne is a very emotionally strong and confident person by the end of her
HEDDA. Exactly the girl with the irritating hair that she was always showing off. An old flame of yours I’ve been told. (Act-I, 24) Hedda sees Mrs. Elvsted’s hair as foolish and threatening because it represents both her femininity and her power over Lovborg, the only man that Hedda may have had feelings for. When Hedda finally enters the play, her lack of femininity is emphasized: her eyes which looks like steel-grey; cold, clear and calm are the antithesis of a feminine or womanly woman, such as Mrs. Elvsted’s for instance, whose eyes are "light blue, large, round and slightly prominent, with a startled, questioning expression" and hair is "remarkably fair, almost silver-gilt, and exceptionally thick and wavy" (Act-I, 10).
Waldo’s constant state of sadness indicates that he is stuck at the fourth stage of grief: depression. His inability to progress to the final stage, acceptance, highlights that he is engulfed in his guilt. This characterization of Waldo adds depth to his character that would otherwise not be there. If it was simply stated that he felt sad after Olivia’s death, the reader would not have much to connect with. However, since Russell used imagery to flesh out his character as a boy consumed by guilt, a layer of realism is added to the story.
In the rare instances his characters did care for someone, it was only a lover and even then, they were only occasionally treated how one would expect today. Each of the characters in Orson Welles’ films show some aspect of human nature in a negative light, as Welles himself was “dark, self-absorbed, and very troubled.” Revealing Welles’ most biting critique of man, most of his characters manifest some form of egocentrism. Such selfishness is exemplified in Citizen Kane, though it is slightly different than Welles other films in that there are no gunfights and no one is murdered. Throughout the film, we see that Kane accumulates an increasing amount of power while losing more of his soul. Encompassing the film are themes of